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Adult World

ADULT WORLD

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Scott Coffey
  • Country: USA
Amy (Emma Roberts) is naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off of the ground. She begrudgingly accepts a job at the local sex shop, Adult World, while pursuing a surefire kick-start for her success: a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings (the hilarious John Cusack). As Amy’s world melds with that of Adult World, she slowly learns that inspiration can be found in the most improbable places. |Read More
Comedy
Aferim

AFERIM

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Radu Jude
  • Country: Romania, Bulgaria
Winner of Best Director at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and shot in savory black-and-white, Radu Jude’s Aferim! offers a rare and gripping glimpse into the political and religious landscape of nineteenth-century Romania. While traveling across the Wallachian countryside to hunt down a fugitive gypsy slave in 1835, an autumnal police officer and his young son encounter a variety of different natives, each with their own prejudices and opinions on the state of their nation. |Read More
Drama
Afghanistan, The Lost Truth

AFGHANISTAN, THE LOST TRUTH

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 64 minutes
  • Country: Iran
An honest look at a war-ravaged land after the fall of the Taliban, going beyond the now-clichéd images of so many recent films. Actress/director Maleknasr travels the country interviewing a wide range of Afghans who, despite the turmoil and suffering they have endured, poignantly voice their collective dreams for their nation's future. |Read More
Afraid So

AFRAID SO

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 3 minutes
  • Directed By: Jay Rosenblatt
  • Country: USA
Impending doom permeates this gothic meditation on anxiety. Found-footage veteran Jay Rosenblatt has created an at once beautiful and cryptic montage based on Jeanne Marie Beaumont's poem by the same name, which consists of questions, to which the response is always "afraid so." Similarly, Rosenblatt's visual poem starts out innocuous, but gradually devolves into a suffocating puzzle with only one possible answer... |Read More
After Innocence

AFTER INNOCENCE

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Country: USA
When wrongfully convicted men are freed based on DNA evidence their lives do not automatically go back to normal. Instead they must rebuild their lives without benefit of any official help or even expunged records. An ex-cop jailed for a crime he did not commit and a man who was on death row are among the former prisoners profiled. |Read More
Documentary
After June

AFTER JUNE

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Steven Lippman and Michael Civille
  • Country: USA
Three old friends meet for an afternoon of furniture moving, petty theft, and fortune telling, but when the tealeaves are read, a hint of menace is predicted before the day is over. |Read More
Drama
After Maria

AFTER MARIA

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 36 minutes
  • Directed By: Nadia Hallgren
  • Country: USA
Strong Puerto Rican women forced to flee the island after Hurricane Maria have bonded like family in a FEMA hotel in the Bronx. They seek stability in their new life as forces try to pull them apart. |Read More
New York, Documentary
After Parkland

AFTER PARKLAND

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman
  • Country: USA
In the immediate aftermath of the devastating 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, filmmakers embedded with students and parents whose lives were forever changed—from quiet hours of grief and reflection to those of political awakening. |Read More
Documentary
After Spring

AFTER SPRING

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching
  • Country: USA
Close to 80,000 Syrian refugees live in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. After Spring immerses us in the rhythms of the camp: from a pop-up pizza shop to a school where a taekwondo master teaches martial arts to the children. Executive produced by Jon Stewart, this is a fascinating journey through the camp’s physical and human landscapes. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Latino Director(s), Asian American Director(s)
Agency

AGENCY

  • Runtime: 90 minutes
HBO's Entourage has introduced viewers to the omnipresent Hollywood agent. Meet the real-life "masters of Hollywood" who represent Hollywood's leading figures and who, some say, hold the future of filmed entertainment in their hands. Moderator: Georg Szalai (Hollywood Reporter) Panelist(s): Jeremy Barber (United Talent Agency), Cassian Elwes (William Morris Independent), Arianna Bocco (Gersh Agency) |Read More
Air Guitar Nation

AIR GUITAR NATION

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Ishai Setton and Alexandra Lipsitz
  • Country: USA
Fueled by pure rock energy, this doc chronicles the unlikely birth of the U.S. Air Guitar Championship and the intense rivalries that develop on the way to the event in Finland. Also featured are jam sessions and interviews with notable air guitarists and the "airheads" who follow them. |Read More
Comedy, Documentary, Music
Air I Breathe

AIR I BREATHE

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Country: USA
A businessman (Forest Whitaker) bets his life on a horse race, a gangster (Brendan Fraser) sees the future, a pop star (Sarah Michelle Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss (Andy Garcia) and a doctor (Kevin Bacon) must save the love of his life. Based on a Chinese proverb, these four overlapping stories dramatize the four emotional cornerstones of life: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. |Read More
Drama, Crime
Akeelah and the Bee

AKEELAH AND THE BEE

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Directed By: Doug Atchison
  • Country: USA
Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, she enters several spelling contests, and with the support of a special tutor and the entire neighborhood, she earns a spot at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This uplifting film stars Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer and Curtis Armstrong. A Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and Starbucks Entertainment Release. |Read More
Aladdin

ALADDIN

  • Release Year: 1992
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Ron Clements and John Musker
  • Country: USA
Disney’s beloved animated masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award®-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) on the big screen at Tribeca’s 25th anniversary celebration for the whole family.

Before the Movie: Join Brad Kane, the singing voice of Aladdin, for a special 25th anniversary performance of a soundtrack favorite before the screening. |Read More
Animation
Alberi

ALBERI

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Directed By: Michelangelo Frammartino
  • Country: Italy, Germany
Wrapping the audience in waves of sound, Alberi takes us on a circular journey through the countryside of Southern Italy, to the village of Satriano. Historically, men of the town would cover themselves with ivy, transforming into strange, ghost-like walking trees. This ancestral arboreal rite, nearly forgotten as newer generations gradually lost interest, celebrated the connection between man and nature while costuming the men for Carnevale. In a triumphant reclamation of the old ways, director Michelangelo Frammartino (Le quattro volte) captures the majesty of this ceremony via his singular cinematic artistry. This dynamic installation is both a mesmerizing homage to nature and breathtaking union of sound and image. |Read More
Documentary
Alchemy

ALCHEMY

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Country: USA
Can an university computer scientist (Tom Cavanagh, best known from Urinetown and TV's Ed) make a woman fall in love with his interactive computer before she succumbs to a well-known professor? His job depends on it in this romantic comedy. Also starring Sarah Chalke, Illeana Douglas, and Celeste Holm. Presented by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. |Read More
Drama
Alekesam

ALEKESAM

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 34 minutes
  • Directed By: Jason Bergh
  • Country: USA
Alekesam is the story of Hugh Masekela, an international jazz icon and apartheid activist who was exiled from his homeland South Africa for 30 years, and his son Selema, who attempts to embrace the roots of his identity through music and reconnect with his father.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Triptych program. |Read More
Documentary, Music